• News for General

    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    As announced late last week, FMCSA said that carriers do not have to comply with California laws requiring employers to provide workers with regular meal breaks and paid rest breaks, rebuking a 2014 federal court ruling. FMCSA will grant a petition filed in September by ATA, which asked that the agency exempt carriers from the California-specific break laws, arguing that they interfere with ...read more
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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Since a Presidential Proclamation in 2010, January has been designated Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with Friday, January 11 being National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services or commercial sex, affecting all populations, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    A federal judge in California is challenging a ruling issued by the California Supreme Court in April that established new criteria for how carriers should discern employee drivers vs. independent contractors. Judge James Otero, a U.S. District Judge in California’s Central District, said in his Nov. 15 opinion that federal law, when it comes to truck transportation, pre-empts the state’s strict ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    A final rule from FMCSA that allows medical examiners, in consultation with a truck driver’s treating clinician, to decide if an insulin-treated diabetic driver is qualified to get behind the wheel became effective in November. The rule eliminates the need for a driver to wait two or three months while an exemption request is processed, after being automatically disqualified for having the ...read more
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